I'll See You In My Dreams

Once your dog dies, it's time to find some new friends. This is the situation for our lovely heroine "of a certain age." This is also a satisfying look at the kind of support women offer one another. By the way, the late lamented dog's name was Hazel, but we saw his profile. He was definitely a boy!

Directed by Brett Haley and co-written with Marc Basch, we see a former singer, widowed for over twenty years, decide to start dating again...even though her first (and only) experience with Speed Dating is less than stellar!

Here is:
  • Blythe Danner ("The Lucky One") Carol sings Cry Me a River at a karaoke bar. It makes sense because she was, after all, a professional singer back in day.
  • Martin Starr ("Silicon Valley") Lloyd, the pool boy, worries about this lovely woman who has just encountered a pesky big rat living in the walls of her house. (The exterminator can't find it.)
  • Sam Elliott ("Justified") Bill is a laconic, appealing suitor who intends to live every last minute of his life exactly as he pleases.
  • Rhea Perlman ("The Mindy Project") Sally leads the charge as her coffee klatsch pushes the idea of Carol starting to date again. Speed Dating is HER idea.
  • June Squibb ("Nebraska") Katherine is part of the group; she insists she KNOWS how to smoke pot!
  • Mary Kay Place ("It's Complicated") Rona has the best comic scene as she sees the pool boy leaving Carol's house one morning, and then later that afternoon, that handsome bachelor from the country club.
  • Malin Akerman ("The Proposal") is her daughter Katherine; she wants to come visit, but Mom hasn't returned her calls.
Age has no effect on the heart's willingness to fall in love again, nor does it protect anyone from the pain that it sometimes brings.
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